JOBSEARCH: Form for free may be just the thing for thee

Monday, July 5, 2010

Networking Tool For Everyone (free)

Posted in June 22nd, 2010

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Instead, imagine that you have completed a BUILDING MY NETWORK form in advance of the meeting. The form lists the companies you are interested in, the contact people, the issues confronting the business and the department where you want to work. This way your contact has something to react to, and to refer to later.

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Any free advise is good.

I like McKay66 and I like Lucht’s structured networking meeting.

But this is a good idea to have an ice breaker of targets.

If I have a gripe with it, it would be that in might get you down in the weeds BEFORE you’ve established what “field” you should be working in. Part of the structured networking is to listen to what the target has to say about your situation.

Sometimes that is something “strategic” that you never considered.

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INTERESTING: Doing impressive scary stuff for its own sake

Saturday, July 3, 2010

FROM ONE OF MY HIGH SCHOOL CHUMS (N.B. ten minutes, SFW, in German)

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The following was produced as a commercial for a German heavy equipment manufacturer. You don’t want to be in the same marketplace with competitors like this.

The operator isn’t exactly a slouch either.

They didn’t tell us how they got it down

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Very entertaining.

We, in the USA, have lost that “competitive feeling”.

Why did these guys do it? Who cares they did it.

I think it has to do with the feminization of our culture. Women’s rights has emasculated us. No one does big scary shit just for the sake of the adrenalin rush. Still still, be polite, don’t offend anyone, political correctness, graft, laziness, and corruption are the values praised today.


We should have rebuilt the WTC in record time with three towers, the middle one being a little taller.

We should throw out all these “leaders” an get some Pattons, some Jesse Venturas, some Reagans. To inspire us.

We have a temporary advantage while the Arab countries fight with one hand behind their back (i.e., they suppress their women).

We need to eliminate the welfare / warfare state and throw open the borders to anyone who wants to come here to work. We need the energy.

Drill, nukes, as well as conservation and new technology.

We need honest money to make this all possible.

Most of all we need to take back our birthright as “not females”!


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<Yes, dear, put down the computer and finish the housework.>

Argh! Squared!

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TECHNOLOGY: Amazing cars you probably didn’t know about

Monday, March 15, 2010

Car tech News
10 high tech cars to tear up the tarmac
Our pick of the world’s most advanced street autos
By John Brandon
Friday at 15:20 GMT

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Car technology is advancing quickly – partly to save the auto industry from imminent collapse, but also because tech innovations can help save lives on the road.

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Not sure if I need it to tell me that there are people in front of me. Maybe in a decade or two.

I probably could use it to remember the last speed sign we passed. Or remind where I see the radar traps.

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INTERESTING: A screw job

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

February 14th, 2010 at 10:54 am
A Screw-In Coffin
in: Great New Product, New Inventions, Science & Technology News

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A series of burial containers having means by which they can be pressed, agitated, screwed and or self bored into a receiving material, provide low cost interment methods with hermetic sealing, security locking, plaque and memorial markers and built in flower and flag receptacles. They greatly excavation labor and burial costs while providing the respectful funeral services currently practiced. They also decrease the land space required for each burial and provide for burials in normally unused areas within the cemetary, greatly increasing the number of burials possible in each cemetary. The apparatus and methods can be used for all sizes of humans and pets as well as for undergound storage of equipment. supplies, food, water, fuel or other such material as may be reaquired to be made.

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Most interesting.

Seems like it could be a cemetary space saver. Or a way to cache “contraband”!

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TECHNOLOGY: Lost camera

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Recently I lost my camera. Argh!

Fell out of my pocket in cab.

My fault.

But it had no way to identify itself to a finder who might be interested in returning it.

The product design should have a place for a name or phone number. Maybe it should have a sensor to alert me that it was “leaving”. Or the ability to “phone home”?


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John Edward OConnor

or maybe just use one of those address labels every charity ion the world sends you trying to guilt you into a donation?

Do you really need a technical solution where glue and paper will work? :)

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No good place on the old or new camera to put one. And, they wipe off over time. (I’ve tried it on other things. Like cars and toys.) Same the maker doesn’t do serial number registration and retrieval services. Give a token to the finder; modest recovery fee to the owner? Like an extended warranty against loss?

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INITIALISMS: Car name map to fun

Thursday, December 24, 2009

On a recent trip to AC, I heard a comic do initialisms of car companies that was fast, cute, and funny.

The only one I remember was:

FIAT = “Fix It Again Tony”

Any one know others?

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FUN: Score one for the placebo

Sunday, December 20, 2009

December 16th, 2009 at 8:53 am
Weird and Wacky Medical Findings of 2009

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– A testosterone patch designed to pep up a woman’s sex drive received the thumbs down in a study published in the UK’s Drugs and Therapeutics Bulletin. The side effects included acne, excess hair, breast pain, weight gain, insomnia, voice deepening and migraine. “Significant numbers” of women placed on a placebo patch reported an increase in sex drive.

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Hmmm, maybe we could do a “sham wow” type tv campaign selling women the placebo?

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